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Posted by Jane on 20th Feb 17 Posted by
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Mobile Phones And The Theatre

Research shows that the very thing that makes a production a success is the very thing that makes a ringing phone all the more annoying. However the answer to both problems could be the same.

In Theatre Breaks’ recent survey, audiences felt that by far the most popular solution to mobile phone usage was a personal announcement, made by a company member, from the stage. This simple act actually becomes the first and most important collaborative act of the evening, creating empathy between audience and company, in readiness for the performance ahead.

Why is that important? Mobile phones represent the very thing that audiences are in the theatre to escape in the first place and, having anticipated this moment of liminility, they are hyper-susceptible to the distractions of phones, just as much as they are to the performance they have paid to see.

Posted by Jane on 17th Feb 17 Posted by
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Free Script – The House Of Von Rimmer

Tom Rooney is offering his script The House Of Von Rimmer free to amateur theatre groups

Posted by Woodfield Entertainers on 15th Feb 17 Posted by
From 11th May 17 to 13th May 17 Event Dates
Productions, South East Tags
Heroes!

The Woodfield Entertainers based in Surrey are performing Heroes!

Posted by Jane on 13th Feb 17 Posted by
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Theatre Survey 2017 – The Results

The results from the 2017 Theatre Breaks’ Survey have been released

Posted by Andy Wilkin on 10th Feb 17 Posted by
Eastern, Pantomimes, Reviews Tags
Review – Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Andy Wilkins reviews the Wesley Players production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in Upminster

Posted by Press officer on 07th Feb 17 Posted by
From 26th Feb 17 to 04th Mar 17 Event Dates
Articles, London, Productions Tags
From Here To The Library and Too Long An Autumn

Teddington Theatre Club based in Greater London are performing From Here To The Library and Too Long An Autumn

Posted by hawbri on 03rd Feb 17 Posted by
From 11th Feb 17 to 18th Feb 17 Event Dates
Musicals, North West, Productions Tags
Mack And Mabel

Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society based in Lancashire are performing Mack and Mabel

Posted by Stage27 on 18th Jan 17 Posted by
From 27th Jan 17 to 28th Jan 17 Event Dates
Pantomimes, Productions, Youth Tags
The Wicked Witches of Oz

Stage 27 based in the West Midlands are performing The Wicked Witches of Oz

Posted by Jane on 17th Jan 17 Posted by
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Script Available – Love On The Beach

Raymond Hopkins’ new script is Love On The Beach and a free reading copy is available

Posted by Jane on 11th Jan 17 Posted by
From 31st Mar 17 to 02nd Apr 17 Event Dates
Musicals, Singing, Teaching, West Midlands Tags
Choir Camp 2017 With Peter Straker!

Details of Choir Camp to be held at the end of March 2017